Flights from Longreach (LRE) to Blackall (BKQ)
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Visiting from Longreach to Blackall
When to visit
The best time to visit is in October to catch the annual Blackall Heartland Festival, featuring exhibitions, music, billy-cart racing and even a shearing competition. Visit in Summer to cool off in the therapeutic artesian spa or swim laps in the Olympic sized pool at the Blackall Aquatic Centre. The outback summers are hot, they are far less humid than the coastline. As storms and heavy rains can occur during summer, minor flooding can cut access to towns you may be travelling to. The most temperate weather occurs between the beginning of April and the end of October.
What is the main airport called?
Blackall Airport (BKQ). The airport is a five minute drive from the town centre. Transfers are available by prior arrangement with Blackall/Tambo Taxi and Tour Service.
Arriving at Blackall Airport
When your flight arrives at Blackall Airport, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Blackall Gateway Airport ready to get your visit underway. The outback town town of Blackall is located 964 km north-west of Brisbane.
Getting into Blackall
The most convenient way to get into town is to phone Blackall Taxi to catch a short 5 minute drive into town from the airport. Alternatively, you may wish to contact your accommodation to organise a transfer. Bus Queensland coach services connect Blackall to many of the towns in Outback Queensland - including Longreach where hire cars are available.
Getting around Blackall
Bus Queensland coach services connect Blackall to many of the towns in Outback Queensland - including Longreach where hire cars are available. Another great transport option is to hire a bike, cycle or on foot. For those that want to 4WD on the road less travelled it's another option to explore this remarkable part of Australia.
Fly from Longreach
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Longreach, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Longreach Airport (LRE)Opens external site in a new window is the gateway to outback central Queensland. It is located on the Landsborough Highway, approximately 2km from the centre of Longreach.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Longreach are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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